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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

What Is It Anyway? Poetry Daily asks ...

On Tuesday we (Poetry Daily continue our series of prose features with "What Is It Anyway," from Quote Poet Unquote: Contemporary Quotations on Poets and Poetry, edited by Dennis O'Driscoll, just out from Copper Canyon Press:

"Poetry: three mismatched shoes at the entrance of a dark alley."
Charles Simic

"Poetry is energy, it is an energy-storing and an energy-releasing device."
Miroslav Holub

"Poetry is the eroticization of thought—psychic vitality."
Cal Bedient

"A poem... is the attire of feeling: the literary form where words seem tailor-made for memory or desire."
Carol Ann Duffy

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